Vintage Carico Lake Turquoise, J. G. Koschtil
Once western mining was established, the mine passed through the hands of American mining legends like Gus Stennich, who left the mine to JW Edgar. The mine continued to change hands and eventually came to rest with Ernest Montoya, the owner of Sunwest Silver Co.
Today, Carico Lake Turquoise is still mined by Sunwest Silver Co, and is carefully processed and crafted by skilled artisans who work to preserve the stone's natural beauty and unique character.
Due to the harsh conditions and the isolated location of the Nevada mine, Carico has a very small total yearly yield. As demand for this finite material has grown, Carico has become a rare and highly valued American Turquoise.
The owner of Sunwest Silver Co, Ernest Montoya, shares about mining and Carico Lake Turquoise here. (2017).
Nevada's Hidden Gem
Carico Lake Turquoise from Nevada is a unique and beautiful stone, prized by collectors and jewelry enthusiasts alike for its striking color and distinctive character.
The highest grade Carico Lake Turquoise is gem-quality American Turquoise. Hard enough to be cut naturally, the high zinc content paints the stone an astonishing lime-green color with a unique spider web matrix, creating a sought after and collectible stone.
Carico Lake Turquoise has an astonishing color palette. Ranging from highly unique electric greens to pastel sky blues; from teal to mossy, earthy greens and rarely, a nugget with both earth and sky color.